Posts Tagged ‘California doors’

Just some doors I had hanging around, waiting to be noticed. So they’re on notice this week, just as I get ready to drive back to southern California for the weekend. Which door is your favorite this week?

Dan, I’ve mentioned this before, but I really appreciate that you put the link out the day before. It makes life for those of us not in our time zone SO much nicer, so thanks again for that! And not without further ado, the doors and a bonus gate.

Thursday Doors 4.20.23

Taking a dip in the archives today to feature some Hermosa Beach beach-side doors from an earlier trip to California. There was some lovely glass and you even get a bit of a selfie with the ocean in the background, something I didn’t realize was happening at the time. It felt like a California day here today (Wednesday): 83 for the high, beautiful weather for sitting outside with a beer. Happy Thursday!

Thursday Doors 3.30.23

California is the perfect place to find beautiful old cars as there’s no salt on the roads in what passes for winter in most parts of the state. I’ve seen more than these three beauties in the few days we’ve been here but these are the only ones I was able to capture on camera. Which one would you like to own? Don’t worry about what appear to be low tires in the third photo. There’s a median there, cutting off the bottom of the tires in the photo.

As always, Thursday Doors is hosted by Dan at No Facilities. Besides being our host, he’s now published two books that are getting great reviews. You can check them out on his site, see the doors he’s featuring this week, and click on links to see doors all over the world just by going here. You’re also welcome to participate by sharing a door or two if you so desire.

Dan says he’s serving leftovers in today’s Thursday Doors post. I like leftovers! After visits to California and Prescott, I now have a plethora of doors as well as doors left over from previous trips. So let’s get started using some of them.

I’ve said it before and I’m obviously saying it again: I love when cities put art of otherwise drab, boring doors. Here are two examples from Redondo beach and two views of each. I guarantee they’ll brighten your day.

This morning I’m off for another meet-and-greet with fellow bloggers: Donna of Wind Kisses, Marcia of Always Write, Terri Webster Schrandt of Second Wind Leisure Perspectives, and another blogger with whom I’m not familiar. But I will be after this morning. 🙂 Enjoy Thursday!

After we leave Sweet Wheat’s wonderful breakfast/coffee/snack, the first street headed for the ocean is a lovely one and yes, the one where all the tiny buildings are in one yard. You’ll be excited to know that they have an entirely different group of buildings there now and here are the first three, although it’s off to a doggone rocky start.

Music to your eyes!

This one even has a little mailbox. I’m so curious about where they get these. Does someone who lives here makes them? I can’t imagine buying round after round, but who knows? All I need to know is that most of you enjoy seeing them, so I’m happy to share new ones!

Thursday Doors…4.28.22

Much as I love Thursday because it means it’s time for Thursday Doors, it sometimes seems that Thursday comes around more often than every seven days. Of course, it seems the same for all the other days of the week as well. But on Thursday we get to share doors, which is always fun. Today’s selection is the last from my several recent trips to California. The first is from one of the large houses along Manhattan Beach, although I like the attractive but unassuming look of this one as compared to some of the very fancy doors. Doesn’t mean the house isn’t large though. This door is along the street, not The Strand pedestrian path.

Although I understand the attraction of traveling with your own home, ala RV, I never want to drive something that big knowing that the people behind hate me or pay that much for gas. But a “tiny house” like this one could be useful, especially if the top pops up the way I think it does.

Finally, one last Manhattan door, an invisible door of the type that causes animals and small children to come to grief, possibly even the odd adult or two (not that the adult would have to be odd, but…). 🙂 I see I caught the bottom part of someone jogging by as well. Anyway, as I leave, I’ll just remind you of that famous Beach Boys song, “Wish they all could be California doors.” TTFN.

Our whirlwind trip to California to see our daughter and son-in-law before the baby arrives turned out very well. One day while the men cycled, we walked again along Manhattan Beach where over-the-top homes are the order of the day. I think I’ve photographed most of the doors and gates that are to be seen from The Strand, the walking/cycling path that goes between the homes and the beach. But this one is worth showing again (closer than previously). The “house” that goes with it is much like a villa in Italy or elsewhere, really not giving off that homey vibe. But oh, the door!

This classic was parked along the part of the path that’s in Redondo Beach. Looks like three oldsters here, but not sure if they’re all classics. 🙂

A much more modern look to this set of doors, a nicely matched set.

This edition of Thursday Doors is once again brought to you by Dan the Doorman on St. Patrick’s Day 2022. Enjoy responsibly. 🙂 Sláinte!

Today I’m going with metal gates spotted while walking near the beach. I like the design of this first one.

This one is rather formidable-looking!

Not a particularly special gate but the surroundings are lovely.

Thursday Doors 2.17.22

Walking along the path above the beach, I saw this trio of doors/gates at the bottom of a shabby chic apartment building. The building may need some love on the outside, but what price the ocean view?!!

Thanks to all of you who expressed sympathy, offered prayers, etc. on the passing of my mom. We’re thankful she went quickly and painlessly and she was ready to go. The people at the care home and the hospice staff were all wonderful. I found both solace and joy in the fact that although I was in California when she died, we were celebrating the arrival of our first grandchild (at the end of March) and the thread of life going on from her to the child. God is indeed good!

Thursday Doors 2.10.22

There’s just something about that weathered look and it looks especially right when you’re next to the Pacific Ocean.

When I saw this door, I wondered what on earth the owners were thinking. Then I saw paint patches on the walls as well, so I expect they were testing colors to see what they liked best. Made for an interesting look. 🙂

I can’t imagine what rent next to the ocean in Manhattan Beach costs! Well above my pay grade, that’s for sure.

Thursday Doors 12.2.21 (Today’s date, written in US style, reads the same backwards as forwards, a palindrome. For fun examples of written palindromes, such as the classic, “Madam, I’m Adam”, click on the highlighted link.

Here are two other palindrome-related bits of fun from

Semordnilaps (the word palindromes in reverse) are words that spell other words when spelled backwards (for example, star/rats, drawer/reward).

Aibohphobia is the palindromic term for an irrational fear of palindromes.